Provides leadership and direction in the planning, development, budgetary, implementation and evaluation of the Campus-wide Environmental Health and Safety programs. Manages staff in the major safety, health and environmental programs. Serves as the safety officer for the UT Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville.
Responsibilities include the following:
Establishes goals, objectives, performance measures and metrics for the campus in compliance with applicable city, county, state and federal regulations and campus policies related to health and safety.
Prepares reports for university administration and committees related to safety, health and environmental compliance.
Manages and delegates health and safety complaints, including final resolution and record keeping.
Serves as the liaison internally with University departments and leads or participates on committees regarding environmental health and safety concerns; externally to the regulatory (e.g. TOSHA, EPA) and non-regulatory (e.g. NFPA, CSHEMA) agencies.
Participates in the annual peer reviews for the UT Knoxville campus, Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, and other UT campuses.
Collaborates with campus stakeholders including Risk Management, Emergency Management, Radiation Safety, Biosafety, campus Police, Facilities Services and others to enhance the institution's safety culture.
Leads in the operational management of the Environmental Health and Safety department employees and operating budget consisting of the following functional units: general safety, industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, hazardous waste management, fire safety, laboratory/research safety, hazardous materials management and training.
Responsible for supervising, directing, and evaluating the EHS staff in their tasks, staffing matters including hiring, disciplining, staff development and performance coaching.
Administers, maintains and directs all departmental policies including fiscal, personnel and compliance policies.
Establishes specific, measurable departmental and individual operational plans and goals for each unit.
Full authority to commit funds for the purpose of supporting the health and safety compliance program.
Safety officer for UT Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville.
Inspections, complaint management, development and delivery of training, testing fume hoods, managing hazardous waste, developing policies and procedures in accordance with recognized standards of performance.
Serves on committees associated with the UT Graduate School of Medicine.
Internal Number: 146585
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